Monday, 31 August 2015

Wednesday 22nd July. Hossegor to Mimizan

ILast night we had supper in a logis hotel in Hossegor. Excellent meal - I particularly enjoyed a main of Tagiatelle in a cream, tarragon and orange (Grand Marnier?) sauce with Fois Gras and Scallops. Brilliant! Local oysters were rather fine too!

On the bad side the hotel was not so good - very noisy road right outside our room. The window would keep the nice down but it was too hot and close (and no A/C) to close.  In the end there was a massive thunder storm and Su plated the hero and went out to put covers on the bike seats.

Left hotel at 1000 after leisurely breakfast - did not want to be too early in Mimizan as our hostest would not be back.

Today we have bicycled over 80km almost entirely on dedicated cycle tracks through the forest - keeping an average speed of 23km/hr most of the way. ( average for whole day 20km/ hr and 450m climbed - surprisingly as the slops were gentle)

It rained a little at the beginning and end of the day but it was mostly just a bit overcast and not too hot.

We had lunch at a place called Saint Girons Plage at the Restaurant de la Mar- and took a leisurely 2 hours over a three course menu. For €12.50 I got Bulots and langoustines, followed by sea bass with julienned vegetables and sea cucumber I think,, followed by Panna Cotta with red fruits coulis. Washed down with the house Rosė.  The ingredients were fantastically fresh, and it puts most Ènglish pubs to shame on both quality and price.

Tonight we are staying at an AirBnB on the outskirts of the town of Mimizan.

Very quite and has a swimming pool.

Today 87 km
Average speed 19.71 km/hr
Height climbed 450m
GPX of actual route

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